Reflections on the final GP-led vaccine clinics

The beginning of July saw the end of the North Tyneside GP-led Covid vaccination sites. The three sites at The Parks, The Langdale Centre and the Oxford Centre were established…

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North Tyneside volunteering update 22/07/21

A number of North Tyneside organisations are currently recruiting for volunteers and trustees. You can search for all available volunteering opportunities on our online database, or take a look at…

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North East and Cumbria Integrated Care Systems Update

The recently published ‘Integrated Care Systems: Design Framework’ sets out the role of Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) partners in helping to tackle health inequalities and improve outcomes in…

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Working With the VCS: Partnership Working event 12 July 2021

34 representatives from North Tyneside gathered online this week to enjoy a whistle-stop tour of some of the great partnership work going on across the borough. Attendees came from the…

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Making Every Contact Count: Conversations about Covid-19 Vaccination

North Tyneside Council is hosting 30-minute webinars via Microsoft Teams For Frontline staff / volunteers ‘Making Every Contact Count: Conversations about Covid-19 Vaccination’. By the end of the session, participants…

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First for North East as Age UK to open Dementia Meeting Centre at Howdon Community Hub

First published on 10 June 2021 on the Family Gateway website. Life-changing centres where people living with Dementia and their families can receive vital support are set to appear in the North…

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Healthy Habits Programme from Age UK North Tyneside

Age UK North Tyneside’s Healthy Habits is a project designed around you and your wellbeing goals. Taking a peer-to-peer approach, this programme allows you to address health related topics and…

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North Shields High Street Heritage Action Zone newsletter – Issue 2

An Ambition for North Shields has produced the second issue of their North Shields High Street Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) newsletter, which well worth a read to keep up to…

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Winning raffle numbers for Jam Jar cinema tickets

Thank you so much to the generous Jam Jar Cinema in Whitley Bay, who have provided a large number of free cinema tickets for our amazing volunteers. To make it…

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New businesses signing up to Sector Connector

As everyone is starting to open up after lockdown, Sector Connector has been busy making approaches to additional businesses that might be willing to provide support for voluntary and community…

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The Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service 2021 announced in North Tyneside

Two organisations in North Tyneside have been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. They are among 241…

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Volunteers’ Week: A message of thanks from Paul Hanson, North Tyneside Council

As part of our Volunteers’ Week celebrations, Paul Hanson – Chief Executive of North Tyneside Council – shared his message of thanks to the volunteers who have supported the North…

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Surge testing and vaccination drive to launch in North Tyneside

First published by North Tyneside Council on 20 May 2021                   Surge testing and additional vaccinations are launching in North Tyneside, following…

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Whitley Bay Islamic Cultural Centre launches test site with council’s support

First published by North Tyneside Council on 11 May 2021 A new COVID-19 test site has been set up at the Whitley Bay Islamic Cultural Centre to encourage regular testing for…

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The Teams Project from the Prince’s Trust

Have you got a small project you need help with? Do you have an outdoor space that needs a makeover? Is there a community room in your building that could…

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The Northern Guide to Happiness featuring VODA

Episode 2 of the Northern Guide to Happiness podcast features our Robin Fry, CEO of VODA, talking about his love of film and music making as well as VODA’s response…

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Identifying physical activity and weight loss support in North Tyneside

North Tyneside Council is looking to map any activity that is currently being delivered by organisations or groups within North Tyneside which supports participants around physical activity and/or weight management.…

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New vaccination support buddy scheme for North Tyneside

VODA has teamed up with local GP Surgeries and North Tyneside Council to offer support to people struggling to take up their vaccine in North Tyneside. There are a number…

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MOTW and the Digital Champions Outreach Programme

First published by Moving on Tyne & Wear 14 April 2021 Albert recently joined Moving On Tyne & Wear after taking early retirement from his job in the ship building…

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Islamic Cultural Centre in Whitley Bay hosts Vaccination Hub

On the 4th of March, The Islamic Cultural Centre in Whitely Bay hosted a one time COVID-19 vaccination hub to encourage vaccine uptake amongst the Muslim community in North Tyneside.…

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Could you be an Age UK befriender?

Befriending volunteers offer supportive, reliable relationships to people who would otherwise be socially isolated. Age UK is looking to recruit befrienders who will support an older person by visiting them…

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National Usher Syndrome Awareness Day

March 2 sees the launch of National Usher Syndrome Awareness Day with the NHS showcasing a series of short films, videos and support statements throughout the day on their social…

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Little1Stop – supporting young parents in North Shields

Starting a new charity is never easy, but for Dawn Jobey (pictured left) her dream of creating Little1Stop to support young parents who are struggling to provide the essentials for…

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Free Social Media Workshops from Accenture

Accenture is delivering a series of three workshops for charities over the next month.  Accenture highly recommend that charities attend all of the sessions as they seamlessly interlock together: Introduction to…

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North Tyneside Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme

VODA recently worked alongside North Tyneside Council to host two online meetings exploring plans for this year’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme. The HAF will ensure that children on free…

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One day vaccination hub at Heaton Mosque

Habib Jiwa, a pharmacist working for TyneHealth in North Tyneside, set up a onetime vaccination clinic at Heaton Mosque to encourage vaccination uptake within his local Muslim community. Habib commented: “Uptake for vaccination…

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Suitability: supporting men of the North East into employment

Darren who works for Moving On Tyne & Wear, (a local employability programme that supports people with mental and physical health barriers gain access to education, employment and training) was…

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VCS Workforce Rapid COVID-19 Testing

North Tyneside council has opened a new COVID-19 rapid testing service. The aim of rapid community testing is to test people who do not have COVID-19 symptoms to identify those…

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Navigating Self-Isolation in North Tyneside

If you are asked to self-isolate, it is important that you follow the advice which is there to help keep you, your loved ones, and your community safe. We know…

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Living Well North Tyneside booklet

Living Well North Tyneside is a useful booklet providing information and advice on local health and wellbeing services. The booklet provides information on how to maintain a healthy mind and…

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